Cognitive training is “a promising tool for dealing with cognitive impairment in PD,” according to researchers who conducted a program among patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) aimed at improving their processing speed, visual learning and memory, theory of mind (TOM), and functional disability, all of which impair activities of daily
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Older adults who take college courses may increase their cognitive capacity, according to recent research (Neuropsychology, Nov. 16, 2015). While previous studies have examined how exercise, brain games (see our February issue for more), and an active social life may stem the cognitive decline that is associated with aging, this
New research suggests that signing up to study at your local university may be a good way to boost your cognitive capacity in older age.
Researchers divided a group of healthy adults, ages 50 to 79, into two groups. One group participated in full-time or part-time study at an institution of
Seniors who take college courses may improve their brain function and potentially lower their odds of dementia, according to a study published online Nov. 16, 2015, in Neuropsychology. Australian researchers administered cognitive tests to 359 people, ages 50 to 79, who then studied for at least a year at a